Meaningful spaces : place and deservingness in Kittitas County's Shady Acres crisis
Molly Marie Verhey
May 10, 2017
Department or Program
Politics - Environmental Studies
This thesis traces the historical and mythic influence of the American West in Kittitas County and its role in the local Shady Acres crisis, in which a low-income, largely Latinx community faces displacement as a result of a county plan to expand the nearby rodeo and fair grounds. This project examines how and why Shady Acres residents have been constructed as undeserving of place and community by proponents and planners of the expansion.